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Alcoa Coaches

Head coach: Gary Rankin

Gary Rankin is the winningest coach in Tennessee prep football history and the state’s only entrant in the 400 wins club. His 14 state championships is also a TSSAA record. Photo by Cindy Nowlin

  
Years at AHS:14th season
Record:176-18
Overall record:428-75 (TSSAA record for wins)
State titles:14 (TSSAA record)
Championships:Alcoa: 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018; Riverdale: 1994, 1997, 2001, 2004
Notable:Already the state's winningest coach, Rankin became Tennessee's first entrant in the 400 wins club with Alcoa's 52-0 shutout of Pigeon Forge on Sept. 15, 2017.
Alma mater:University of Tennessee, 1977
Assistants:Brian Nix, Jonathan Harris, Richard Gamble, Brian Gossett, Justin Emert, Michael Fredieu, David Sweetland, Chris Collett, Carlos Lopez, Ben Love, P.J. Burden, Hubert Roberson, Jeff Hickman, Peyton James, Elijah Chenier

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